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Georgia Budget To Fund Range Of Construction Projects

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The  Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
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The budget approved by Georgia lawmakers is expected to bring a wave of new construction to the state, which means big business for contractors, road-builders and companies that supply equipment to government and school facilities.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the budget includes $1.1 billion in borrowing for construction and equipment purchases.

That money will go toward projects ranging from a new library in Marietta and new human services building in Lawrenceville to equipment for the new Georgia Film Academy, which will train students to work in the state’s booming film industry.

The bond package also includes $100 million to replace and repair bridges across the state and $75 million for transit projects.